I haven't looked forward to a weekend as much as I did over the past week, from as early as last Sunday itself. It was a super busy week at work and I had to put in plenty of overtime over the whole week. I could have left sooner on Friday but I'd rather save my absence for this coming Friday - start the Memorial Day weekend early!
Memorial Day is the first holiday my company gives after the Christmas holidays. So you can imagine how much a lot of us at work are actually looking forward to it. Five months of no holidays is terrible. Luckily, from here on out, there is the Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holidays to look forward to. But then another year ends and it's a five-month wait all over again.
|(The rose trees in our flower garden finally bloomed last week. I love that they bear flowers up until |
late November. We have more rose bushes in the front of our property and they are just as flowery.)
This weekend, I made it a point to sleep in for as long as I wanted. But then, what do you know, but I woke up before 6 am yesterday. And then, last night, I woke up so many times and struggled to go back to sleep each time. At one point (around 4 am), I decided that if I didn't fall asleep within 5 minutes, I was going to wake up and read a book. (Luckily, that didn't happen).
This past week, I had two appointments and one class to attend so in addition to having a busy work week, it was busy otherwise too. I tried to spend the weeknights reading Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad, which, although a wonderful read, isn't something I can read when I'm tired. Still, I managed to finish, maybe, a chapter and a half, over three nights. Friday, I got back to Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, which is quite an interesting read. I'm still in splits on what I feel about the book or its characters, but it is making me think A LOT, which is always good. I stopped at the halfway point last night and plan to post about it this week. So I may not read the rest of the book, until I have that post written. Care has already posted hers, so head over here to read them.
For now, I'm hoping to make more progress with Goon Squad. Except for an appointment tomorrow morning, my week is just going to be a mix of work and whatever else I want to do outside work. The husband's friend is visiting us during Memorial weekend, so we have a few outdoors trips planned for the entire weekend. I may not go for some of them, but I have been itching to do some outdoors activity for a few weeks now, so it will be nice to just head somewhere in the mountains and take in the views.
Today, we have some shopping to do, some chores to finish, and then hopefully, curl up with a book for the evening. And then, it's time for the Game of Thrones episode - I can't believe we are already on the second half of this season. Bummer!